Is The Vampire Diaries nearing an end? When Nina Dobrev left the show, it was hard to imagine it continuing on without her, given her character was a part of the show’s love triangle involving two brothers. But the show continued on without her, but recently signs of the end have begun to appear.
According to E! News, the show’s creator, Julie Plec, recently said that she has been thinking about ways to wrap up the series, which isn’t too surprising since The Vampire Diaries has gone on for seven seasons. Plec also said an ending is being considered.
“I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied into Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. And I mean that in a really good way,” she explained. “As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won’t walk away from telling the story.”
Once the Salvatore brothers throw in the towel, Plec will work with them to come up with the best possible ending to their story.
“When they are ready to be done telling the story, I will put my pencil down and say that I’m done too, and then we will work together to end it in the best way possible. There’s always things that could go wrong in that scenario, there’s always pressure that can be put on,” she said, “but… the three of us I’d like to think will make the creative decision of when the show should be over.”
This report goes hand in hand with TV Line’s about the chances of Nina Dobrev’s character returning to The Vampire Diaries by the end of the season.
“Not if we’re lucky,” TV Line’s Michael Ausiello shared. “According to executive producer Julie Plec, the hope is still to bring Nina Dobrev’s character back for the end of the series, so ‘unless something catastrophic happens’ (Plec’s words) and this ends up becoming the final season, don’t expect to see Ms. Gilbert in 2016.”
“I basically committed to Ian [Somerhalder] and Paul [Wesley] that when they’re ready to be done, I’ll be done,” Plec told E! News. “They could be ready very soon, or they could really want to stick it out. Right now, that’s up to them. I’m with them as long as I feel like I can keep telling stories for them.”
That said, “there is still a chapter of [Elena’s] story left to be told,” so Plec says she’ll “take [Dobrev] for whatever she’s willing to do to tell that story.”
Another signal that the show is nearing an end came from Ian Somerhalder. Celeb Dirty Laundry reports that Somerhalder recently took to Twitter during Friday’s, February 12 episode (yes, TVD is now airing on CW’s dreaded Friday night 8 p.m. timeslot) to beg fans to watch the show. But while Ian was busy tweeting, his wife Nikki’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were oddly quiet, even though the couple usually promote each other’s shows at the same time.
Some news outlets are even reporting that Somerhalder would be happy if The Vampire Diaries came to an end, because it would give him time to focus on starting a family, something he has been very vocal about wanting.
Rumors had it that Ian wanted to marry and start a family with his former love both on and off screen, Nina Dobrev, but she was not ready. Ian went on to find happiness with Reed, but will that happiness include a baby in 2016?
Tell us! Do you think season 7 is the last season of The Vampire Diaries? If so, do you want Nina Dobrev to reunite with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley in the TVD series finale? Let us know in the comments.
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